Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf

Price $22,500 – $43,895
Fuel consumption < 11.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
Did you say versatile? The Golf sure is. The base trim, available in three- and five-door variants, gets a 147-horsepower engine. If you want more performance, there's always the Golf GTI and R, which deliver 220 and 292 horsepower, respectively. A Golf SportWagen or Alltrack is ideal for active families, the latter blessed with AWD. And until Volkswagen hits the market with electrified cars under its new I.D. badge, the e-Golf makes city dwellers happy with a range of 201 kilometres.

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Test Drives2018 Volkswagn Golf Alltrack: The Veedub SUV
In North America, Volkswagen struck gold with the recent launch of the Atlas midsize SUV and the redesigned compact Tiguan , as both racking up strong sales numbers. Surfing on that wave of success, the brand also announced another SUV, the five-passenger and midsize Atlas Cross Sport , which will …
BlogThe 40 Colours of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Both manufacturers and consumers don’t often take risks when it comes to choosing paint colour choices for their vehicles—especially in North America. For popular mainstream models, we’re usually limited to a few shades of grey, white and black, and sometimes, a red, a blue or a brown. Or beige. However, …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: Please Buy One
If you find my headline a little desperate, that’s because the car you see here, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, is under serious threat. People aren’t buying cars anymore. The phenomenon has become so major that some carmakers, such as Ford, have given up on selling automobiles altogether. Within the …
First Drives2018 Volkswagen Golf R: No Major Changes. Hooray!
MALLORCA, Spain – Automakers must constantly update their products to keep them fresh and competitive, and to keep consumers ready and able to trade in their old model for a new one. When a car or truck spends a few years on the market without change, we usually start complaining.
BlogA Rainbow of Colours for the Volkswagen Golf
We often complain about the manufacturers’ lack of originality when it comes to offering paint colour choices in North America. For popular mainstream models, we’re usually limited to white and black, a few shades of grey and, sometimes, a red, a blue or a brown. Or beige. However, we can …

News

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NewsNew Volkswagen Golf World Premiere Date is Announced
While the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3 unveiled in Frankfurt marks the debut of a new era at the German automaker, the iconic Golf remains a critically important product. Even in North America, where SUVs have become the undisputed market leaders, this compact hatchback is still popular, especially in Canada. Yes, …
NewsEighth-generation VW Golf Goes Full Zebra Before its Big Debut
The world premiere of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will take place this fall and the automaker today released a picture that should whet the appetite of fans of the popular compact car. The black and white camouflage may look more like a fat zebra on four wheels than an actual …
NewsVW Golf Now Fighting for its Life in North America
Is there another car on the way out? During the weekend, Motor1 dropped a little bombshell by reporting that the base Volkswagen Golf will not return to the U.S. Actually, the website was told by a high-ranking VW employee in California that the eighth generation of the popular German hatchback, …
ElectricVolkswagen e-Golf Gets Completely Naked
They say true beauty lies inside. Well, Volkswagen is giving us an amazingly cool and unique example. While the all-electric e-Golf may look like an ordinary Golf , the components under the sheetmetal tell a much different story. What you see here is a cutaway model called eGon that the …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R
Spring has arrived and it’s time to install the performance tires on our sport compact car for blasting down country roads under the warm sun. What? You don’t have such a car yet, but are looking to purchase one? You’re in luck, because The Car Guide ’s team of journalists …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Volkswagen Golf
In order to help consumers make the right purchase decision when shopping for a new vehicle, the team of journalists at The Car Guide publishes its yearly Best Buy awards in a slew of categories, including the compact-car segment. The latter remains a popular one, despite the market shift from …
NewsNo T-Roc or T-Cross: When Will Volkswagen Finally Offer a Small SUV?
As you’ve probably observed, sub-compact SUVs and crossovers are by far one of the most popular segments of the auto industry right now, both on the mainstream side and the luxury side. These vehicles are popping up everywhere across the land and it’s easy to understand why: With gas prices …

Videos

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2003
Motoring TV 2003 Episode 25
Cameron Hood and 1987 Volvo 2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 parking on steep incline Doggie K9 do's and don'ts of washing your engine SLP joins Ford Jim Kenzie on the popularity of drive thrus.
Motoring TV
Throwback Thursday: 2013 Golf GTI Love- In
Since 1981 the small village of Worthersee Austria has played host to close to 200,000 from around the world who come here to pay homage to the Volkswagen Golf GTI We had a chance to visit back in 2013. (The segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2013 episode #1) ***Watch …
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Motoring TV: Wagon of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Wagon category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
"The Volkswagen Golf is a good car in its own right," says Motoring TV&#39;s Graeme Fletcher. "However, even it has to take a back seat to its evil twin." And that evil twin would be the 2016 Golf R , a 292-horsepower, all-wheel drive hot hatch that is about the …
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Watch the VW GTI Clubsport S fly around the Nürburgring
Volkswagen says the GTI Clubsport S set a new front-wheel drive production car lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 305-horsepower Clubsport S circled the 20.8-kilometre track in 7:49:21 seconds, according to VW, besting the Honda Civic Type R by 1.42 seconds. That time puts the hot hatch in impressive …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Ever-popular with auto enthusiasts, the hot hatch segment is set to blow up with the introduction of a few new models. One of those is the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R , a car that puts nearly 300 horsepower down through all four wheels. And luckily for you, Volkswagen decided to …
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Review: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Aside from the Volkswagen GTI , which arguably created the hot hatch segment some 30 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf isn&#39;t exactly know for its performance prowess. The Volkswagen Golf R , then, is almost the anti-Golf, with its 292 horsepower and all-wheel drive system making it a true performer …